Eric Church’s Little Louder Inks Creative/Publishing Deal With Kobalt Music

Eric Church. Photo: Jill Trunell

Kobalt Music has entered a worldwide creative and publishing deal with Little Louder, that covers future works and all back catalog. Kobalt’s creative team will be pitching their writer’s songs for placements on various records, and providing assistance on key sync projects in addition to offering collaboration and co-write opportunities.

Arturo Buenahora, Jr. and Eric Church formed Little Louder in 2013. The publishing company’s roster includes songwriters Casey Beathard, Luke Dick, Oscar Charles, Jeff Hyde, Haley Georgia and Ryan Tyndell.

Church said of the deal, “We are excited about what the future holds with Kobalt.”

“As we began planning the next steps for the evolution of Little Louder, we found a partner in Kobalt that we think can help us build upon the foundation that we have carefully established,” said Little Louder President, Buenahora. “We are a boutique publisher at heart that is always trying to superserve our writers. Kobalt will allow us to keep that identity while providing talented creative reinforcement with a global reach.”

Sas Metcalfe, Chief Creative Officer at Kobalt, stated, “Eric Church is more than a singer-songwriter, he is a force to be reckoned with in the music business. He is the type of musician that really transforms his energy and passion into the musical projects he creates. Little Louder is no different and we are excited to support the company’s talented roster across the globe.”

Jesse Willoughby, General Manager at Kobalt, Nashville stated, “Both Eric and Arturo have built an incredible company with such a diverse roster in a short amount of time and we couldn’t be prouder to help grow their company going forward.”

Prior to forming Little Louder, Buenahora served a 10-year tenure in publishing at Sony/ATV, where he helped sign or produced such acts as Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and other artists.

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